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Posted: 10/12/2003 6:00:14 PM EDT
I'm shopping for a spotting scope for the next trip out to CE. Looking for suggestions on power, brand, features, where to buy, etc. Did I come to the right place?

Scot
Link Posted: 10/12/2003 6:38:29 PM EDT
WOW! Did I read you right? YOU are going to attend a GROUP SHOOT? I must be trashed.

Next shoot try out my Bushnell. Don't buy til you try. Trust me. My scope is on the low cost end, but okay for up to 100 yards. Beyond that, you'll want more glass. You ever gonna hunt with it? I mean for elk at 200-300 yards?
Link Posted: 10/12/2003 6:50:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2003 6:53:13 PM EDT by Bushmaster-M4gery]
Bookhound, if you don't remember me honoring you guys with my presence before at a group shoot then you must be pretty hammered.

I won't be hunting anything other than paper at CE and I don't shoot that well (as those of you who aren't hammered my remember) so I imagine 200-300 yards is not in my future. I take it from your try before you buy comment that you would not recomend the Bushnell? I heard similar things about the Bushnell and was told the Winchester at cheaper than dirt for $95 was a good choice. Any thoughts from the few sober people on the board?

If I'm unable to attend the next shoot, I will send my personal stunt double.

Scot

Edited to add: Anyone want to shoot pistols this week at American Classic on Peachtree Industrial?
Link Posted: 10/12/2003 8:03:31 PM EDT
I'm sober and have a cheap ass Bushnell. It's cheap and it works for 100 yard and that's the limit. Did I say I was sober?
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 2:06:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushmaster-M4gery:
Edited to add: Anyone want to shoot pistols this week at American Classic on Peachtree Industrial?


Name a time and I'll see if I can make it.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 4:16:12 AM EDT
Yep, I meant the scope is great up to 100 yards. Beyond that there are better choices.

No can do on the pistols this week. However, keep me in mind for the next time.

Mark
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 10:31:07 AM EDT
I bought the bushnell 18-36x50 at Bass Pro for $100 on sale. Works great out to 100. Cheap. Worth the money over the even cheaper $69-$79 models. I guess you could use shoot n see's with the scope beyond 100 as well. Suits my needs.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 12:17:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_reject:

Originally Posted By Bushmaster-M4gery:
Edited to add: Anyone want to shoot pistols this week at American Classic on Peachtree Industrial?


Name a time and I'll see if I can make it.



I'm game for that, I still need to finish breaking in the .45 and check out the 228 I just got last week.

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 7:18:18 PM EDT
I think I hijacked my own thread!

Anyone know what time they close? I was thinking about either Wed or Thursday night.

Scot
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 3:25:09 AM EDT
I think they hold IDPA on Wednesday nights... Thursday might be mo' betta'...
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 4:54:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushmaster-M4gery:
I think I hijacked my own thread!

Anyone know what time they close? I was thinking about either Wed or Thursday night.

Scot



Sorry, won't be there. I was thinking weekend.

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 5:06:52 PM EDT
How about Thursday at 7pm?

Scot
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 3:55:45 AM EDT
Are they open that late?
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 3:51:19 PM EDT
They close at 9pm during the week.

Scot
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 6:54:00 PM EDT
Let me try again...

Anyone have any recommendations for a good spotting scope?

Scot
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 3:02:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushmaster-M4gery:
Let me try again...

Anyone have any recommendations for a good spotting scope?

Scot



I like my Kowa TSN-821A Scope. It has a 82mm objective with a 27x long eye relief eyepiece.

www.kowascope.com/pro/spotting/820m/top.htm

Hope that help.
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